Assistant Professor of History
This fall Wendy Soltz joins Ball State University as Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Public History Program. She received her PhD in 2016 from the Ohio State University, and specializes in U.S. history, Jewish history, public history, museum studies, and digital history. In 2017, the Association for Jewish Studies Review published her first article “Just Miles Away but Worlds Apart: Examining Jewish Participation in Integration Programs at Black Mountain College and Highlander Folk School, 1933-1964.” Her work also has been featured in two PBS specials. With the Indiana Jewish Historical Society, she is completing the Indiana Historic Synagogue mapping project, and, from 2018 to June 2020, she served as Executive Director of that historical society. Dr. Soltz has curated over seven solo exhibitions in Washington, D.C. and Ohio, and is now curating an exhibition to be held at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning & Leadership on the history of Jewish Chicago.